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Dec 22, 2011 03:32 PM

How can I get clear, not cloudy, ice frozen in a mold ?

I want to make this
but several starts later I'm still getting cloudy ice -- is there a way to keep the ice clear?

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  1. You need to boil the water twice, letting it cool each time. CI did an experiment with this and that was their conclusion. Using distilled water also helps.

    1. Agree with the distilled or purified water.

      1. I always use distilled water purchased from the supermarket for ice rings, etc. It always freezes clear.

        1. Boiling removes dissolved gasses. Filter removes dissolved solids.

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          1. re: phantomdoc

            Exactly right. You need to get rid of both.